2023 New York Pro Bodybuilding Show Results — Tonio Burton Wins Men’s Open

Burton will contest reigning Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan at the 2023 Olympia contest.

The 2023 New York Pro is in the bodybuilding history books, and Tonio Burton is the new Men’s Open champion. Burton out-posed 16 other Men’s Open competitors to win the show and earn his qualification for the 2023 Mr. Olympia contest, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, FL.

Burton was one of nine competitors who took first place in IFBB Pro League contests at this show. The other divisions featured were 212, Classic Physique Men’s Physique, Women’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, Figure, Bikini, and Wellness.


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2023 New York Pro Results

The top 10 for all nine contested divisions in Teaneck, NJ, are below:

Men’s Open Bodybuilding

  1. Tonio Burton
  2. Stuart Sutherland 
  3. Josef Kveton
  4. Joe Seeman
  5. Eric Wood
  6. Maxx Charles
  7. Nathan Spear
  8. Robin Strand
  9. Brent Swansen
  10. Mike Hulusi

212 Bodybuilding

  1. Kerrith Bajjo
  2. Diego Montoya
  3. Jason Hebert
  4. Jose Marte
  5. Sung Yeop Jang
  6. Jason Joseph
  7. Peter Castella
  8. Anthony Dellaventura
  9. Ralph Farah
  10. Ho Yeon Jang

Classic Physique

  1. Michael Daboul
  2. Junior Javorski
  3. Alexander Westermeier
  4. Camilo Diaz
  5. Eric Abelon
  6. Matthew Greggo
  7. Jorge Gallegos
  8. Rickoy Palmer
  9. Hubert Kulcynski
  10. Jeremiah T. Willies

Men’s Physique

  1. Ryan Terry
  2. Vitor Chaves
  3. Sidy Pouye
  4. Daniel Ammons
  5. Juan Manuel Goches
  6. Maxim Golovatti
  7. Dawid Wachelka
  8. Charjo Grant
  9. Deke Walker
  10. Jarrett Jenkins

Women’s Bodybuilding

  1. Natalia Kovaleva
  2. Julia Whitesel
  3. Rene Marven
  4. Donna Salib
  5. Towanda Smith
  6. Vera Mikulcova
  7. Saqweta Barrino
  8. Andrea Saurer
  9. Gisele Nunes Chan
  10. Tamara Makar

Women’s Physique

  1. Natalia Abraham Coelho
  2. Emily Schubert
  3. Joseli Schoenherr
  4. Yuna Kim
  5. Ann Gruber
  6. Diana Schnaidt
  7. Candice Carr
  8. Christina Wilson
  9. Michele Steeves
  10. Sarah Crail


  1. Maria Luisa Baeza Diaz Pereira
  2. Natalia Soltero
  3. Jennifer Zienert
  4. Rene Miller
  5. Danielle Rose
  6. Thais Cabrices Werner
  7. Aksana Yunkhno
  8. Annelies Charlotte Fortuin
  9. Jessica Baltazar
  10. Nakeisha Scruggs


  1. Aimee Leann Delgado
  2. Reijuana Harley
  3. Ivy Escandar
  4. Eli Fernandez
  5. Shenese Case
  6. Jessica Wilson
  7. Maria Acosta
  8. Rachel Schatz
  9. Nedjie Thompson
  10. Karene Gonzalez


  1. Gisele Machado
  2. Tefani-Sam Razhi
  3. Lili Dong
  4. Edna De Souza
  5. Daisha Johnson
  6. Carol Cantarero

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Men’s Open Winner — Tonio Burton

Burton took his second Men’s Open victory and third overall by displaying great symmetry and more size than when he was last on stage at the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest. He finished outside of the top 15 at that show.

Burton will return to the Olympia stage thanks to this win and added his name to a list of New York Pro winners, which includes Blessing Awodibu (2022), Nick Walker (2021), and Dexter Jackson (2016).

Second Place — Stuart Sutherland

The judges gave Burton the nod for first place, but Sutherland didn’t make it easy for him. The judges put them through numerous head-to-head comparisons to make their decisions.

This was Sutherland’s second pro contest and the first of 2023. He last competed in the 2022 Tampa Pro, where he placed seventh. The 2022 NPC USA Champion showed many improvements and has the potential to win a pro show later this season should he compete again.

Third Place — Josef Kveton

Kventon of the Czech Republic may have been the biggest surprise in the field. He was the fourth-place finisher at the 2023 Arnold Classic Brazil show. This was his second pro show of 2023; his rookie season.

Kveton turned pro at the 2022 NPC Worldwide 10X Ben Weider Pro Qualifier event. Like Sutherland, he stands a strong chance of winning a future pro show if he competes again in 2023.


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Other Notes

Aimee Leann Delgado won her fourth Bikini contest of 2023. She also won the 2023 Klash Series Championships, the 2023 Wasatch Warrior Pro, and the 2023 Pittsburgh Pro one week before the New York Pro. She confirmed to BarBend that she will now focus on the Olympia, as that will be her next contest.

Natalia Abraham Coelho, the 2022 Women’s Physique Olympia winner, came out on top in her second straight contest of the season. She previously won the Women’s Physique title at the Pittsburgh Pro.

The next Men’s Open show on the 2023 IFBB calendar is the California Pro, scheduled for May 27 in Anaheim, CA.

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